Sustainability & wellbeing associate director joins the BE Design family
Charlotte Booth is a chartered environmentalist with more than a decade of consultancy experience. We’re delighted to announce that Charlotte has joined the team as our new sustainability and wellbeing associate director.
Sustainability: start ‘em young
Charlotte said: “From a young age, I recognised the importance of living sustainably.
“I grew up on a 250-hectare arable farm in Lincolnshire. We grew the energy crop miscanthus, ran our vehicles on biofuel and heated the farmhouse via ground source heating, solar thermal and PV panels.
“You could say that a passion for sustainability and wellbeing is in my blood.
“I went on to study Natural Sciences at Durham University – where I specialised in climate change. I then completed an MSc in Building Energy and Environmental Performance Modelling at the Welsh School of Architecture.
“This greatly contributed to my understanding as to the impacts of development on the environment and led me to pursue a career in the construction industry.”
‘Constructing’ a career in sustainability and wellbeing
“Seeing low carbon, sustainable and biophilic-focussed designs come to fruition is incredibly rewarding.
“During my career, I’ve advised affordable housing providers, councils and private developers on the environmental impacts of their construction projects. I have project managed multi-million-pound masterplanning and regeneration schemes. I also enjoyed leading on energy and sustainability strategies for some of the UK’s largest urban regeneration projects.
“I’m now looking forward to putting all of this experience into practice at BE Design.”
Joining the BE Design family
“We want to embed sustainability and wellbeing practices into the heart of our designs. There’s an incredible team here, who are committed to creating exceptional places to live and work in, which have minimal environmental impact and which are fit for future generations.
“This passion for sustainability, along with the collaborative and holistic approach to design, is what attracted me to BE Design.”
The climate crisis
Charlotte continued: “Climate change is a very real threat, one that isn’t going to go away. We have to be incorporating sustainable practices into everything we do in terms of building design.
“Businesses and councils are declaring states of emergency. But now, we have to deliver practical solutions to deliver the net zero carbon aspirations of our clients.”
Director, Anna Tsartsari added: “Sustainability isn’t just a buzz word – it’s a practice, an ethos, a commitment to the future of our planet.
“‘Designing sustainably for the future’ has been at the core of our business’ approach to design from day one. At BE Design, we subscribe to the idea of sustainable placemaking. We conceptualise spaces that people want to live and work in. That’s why we’ve also signed up to Architects Declare.
“Charlotte will hugely benefit our clients, bringing an incredible amount of sector knowledge to their projects. She has already proven to be a fantastic addition to the team and we’re delighted to have her on board.”
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